English is an international language which is spoken in most parts of the world. It is used as a means of communication in business, commerce, education or technology. In this globalization era, the role of English is getting more important. That is why many people are interested in learning and acquiring it. Moreover, some countries like Indonesia used English as a compulsory and required subject in school. It is started to be taught from the fourth grade of elementary school and continued to junior high school, senior high school, even until university.
Learning and mastering vocabulary is a must. Without knowing them, we can not communicate, read, comprehend, and write something.
When we have known and learned the vocabulary, the vocabulary will be easy. For example: “The Tsunami paralyzed Tokyo on Friday morning.” If we have learned and known the meaning of paralyzed, the sentences easy to understand.
But when we never heard, seen and learned the vocabulary the vocabulary will be difficult.
According to above example, if we never heard about word paralyzed, it will difficult to understand.
I am sad because do not know the meaning of “ boneka ” in English. The vocabulary is difficult.
I am Happy. Because I have known the meaning of “ boneka ”. Yes. The vocabulary is easy for me.
What aspect of a vocabulary item should be the teacher consider?
In teaching vocabulary, the teacher should consider the aspect (The form, the meaning, and the use )of vocabulary. For example:
Each aspect should be thought intensively, therefore the student will know well about it.
The teacher teach about Verb. Verb is word that expresses an activity, or attitude. There are many kinds of verb. Those are : Infinitive, preterit, past participle, regular, irregular, transitive, intransitive, full verb, auxiliary verb and linking verb.
For example , Infinitive is verb in form of first verb. It usually used in simple present tense to express habitual action. If we use word of “Teach” it will change depend on the subject used. For subject ‘He, She, It”, the word will be added s/es, but if the subject “I, You, They and We” do not need to add s/es. It is important to explain to the student the form, the meaning and the use of word, so that they will use in appropriately.